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This site provides you with news of local matters, contact details for the Council and Council Members, meeting dates, minutes and various other useful documents.

Alfreton Christmas Lights Switch On

Annual Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 25th November 2017 1-7pm

In the grounds of Alfreton House with stalls, fair and live acts on stage. Santa will be in his grotto too.
Peppa Pig will switch on the lights with Cllr John Walker at 7pm.

Pigeon nuisance in Town

The Town Council has been forced to withdraw from a project to try and deal with the pigeon nuisance on Institute Lane after receiving notification from Amber Valley Borough Council that the authority were no longer partnering on the project in spite of being responsible for Environmental Health. As part of the initial stages of the project the Town Council pressed for signs to be installed on the lamp posts to asked the public not to feed the birds, but the next steps on the project have now been abandoned.

The Town Council are again reminding the public not to feed the birds as it encourages pigeons and other rodents. Pigeons are wild animals should not depend on humans to be a source of their food. Food waste makes the area dirty, attracts flies and rats together with bird droppings from the overfed animals which creates health issues also causing detrimental effects on buildings and the appearance of the town. Posters will also be distributed to shops in the area to display and remind the public not to feed the birds. Concerned residents are asked to contact Amber Valley Borough Councils Environmental Health team on 01773 570222.

Party in the Park 2017

       At the Party in the Park 2017, Alfreton Town Council members held a stall to raise awareness of what services the council offer.

Visitors to the stand were greeted by members and asked for their priorities for the town along with suggested names for the Village Green on Outseat’s.  Once the information has been collated it will be published here and on social media.

A cheque for £2960 was presented to Liam Connell by Councillors M Kerry, G Dolman and S Marshall-Clarke from the grants fund of Alfreton Town Council.  This purchased the hire of the marquee and chairs for the event.

 

News Headlines

Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 11:54am
Appearing on Severn Square
Saturday 20th April
1 - 3PM
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 11:48am
Sale of Council Van
57 Plate
37000 miles
Some damage to drivers wing (see pictures)
Please contact the office by 2.30pm tomorrow if you may be interested
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilThursday, March 21st, 2019 at 10:35am
As part of Alfreton Town Councils campaign to improve facilities and access at the Town’s station, which has been ongoing for more than 25 years, representatives from East Midlands Trains and the Derbyshire Law Centre attended a recent Town Council meeting.

The meeting heard about recent works at the station including security and toilet upgrades and details of an extension to the current Franchise ahead of a formal announcement of a new East Midlands Railway Franchise, which is now expected in April. A variety of topics were raised by Councillors, with the discussions dominated by car parking and access challenges. Although the meeting was constructive, members were left frustrated with the limited information about the long-delayed access improvement project, where it is expected that clearer information on funding in Network Rails Control Period 6 would be available in April. It was also noted that the ongoing short extensions of the current Franchise was limiting opportunity to compete more substantial works to the car park where it was agreed a full review was required by the new Franchisee.

An update on a Discrimination claim, which had been initiated by the Town Council was provided by the Derbyshire Law Centre, who confirmed the final stages of the claim where being concluded ahead of the case being heard in court.

Finally, members expressed concern that fares to London via Chesterfield were more expensive than via Nottingham, which felt like a double whammy for less able passengers that had to travel that route due to the access restrictions to south bound services.

The meeting resolved to write to the Transport Minister and the local MP’s with constituents likely to use Alfreton Station, pressing for prioritisation of the access work. A further meeting is to be held with East Midlands Trains once the new Franchise has been awarded and funding for Control Period 6 confirmed. East Midlands Trains agreed to undertake urgent investigate concerns with the structure of the current bridge, clarity of disabled parking provision and visibility of the ticket machine in direct sunlight.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilSunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:37am
Poppy Redesign
The Town Council has been approached by a local resident who would like to see a leaf added to the recently restored poppy to Alfreton House. That resident is an experienced sheet metal fabricator and has specialist equipment to undertake work of this type.
The resident has offered to design, manufacture and install the leaf, which would be the same design and colour as the Royal British Legion poppy, scaled appropriately.
There would be no cost to the Town Council. The Town Council have accepted this offer and will be working with the local resident to have this installed.
Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, March 15th, 2019 at 9:36am
Crich Parish Council held a no confidence vote on Amber Valley Borough Councils Planning Authority a view which the Town Council have supported.
Alfreton Town Council have ongoing concerns with planning applications in the Town over the past few years in relation especially to; Outseats farm development Eachwell Lane Development Tesco Store Application and Lack of consideration to Highways Advice

Alfreton is at saturation point for housing, services and facilities adequate to cope with the increased residents to the Town. Despite many concerns raised with the Borough Council, no regard has been given to those concerns and applications continue to be approved and implemented.

Further concerns will be raised separately in relation to the Green Belt Boundary and additional housing in Alfreton and negative responses from the Borough Council to Highways advice relating to the traffic island on Mansfield Road, installed to accommodate the new housing development (Outseats Farm)